Category Archives: Holidays

Pączki Day (Detroit Style) aka Fat Tuesday

A repeat post with a few minor updates; I won’t be eating these today, but remember them fondly. It’s Pączki Day, and in Detroit that means you should be sure to wear your stretchy pants or, as my old friend … Continue reading

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Romance – Poems and Songs for Valentine’s Day

Dedicated to lovers! Regardless of the disclaimers, love is one of the best things about being alive, and a big part of life’s memories.

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Music of the day – What Child Is This?

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Music of the day – O Tannenbaum

Believe it or not, I learned one verse of this carol in German (the second one he sings here) when I was in about 2nd grade! The church we attended was founded in a German community, and many of the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions 2021

Should you, or shouldn’t you? Make resolutions, that is.

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Music of the day – Auld Lang Syne

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President Trump’s New Year’s Eve Message

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Story of the day – The Little Match Girl (Hans Christian Andersen)

Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening– the last evening of the year. In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet. When … Continue reading

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Story of the day – Yes, Virginia: There is a Santa Claus

On Sept. 21, 1897, The New York Sun published what was to become the most widely read letter to a newspaper. It was sent by 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who lived with her parents in Manhattan. Below is the full text … Continue reading

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Story of the day – A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote

This is a long, but good story.

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